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Databases | General | Awards | Bestsellers | Book clubs | Book reviews | Mystery | Poetry | Romance | Science Fiction
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Literary Biography and Criticism Databases   A literature resource database that includes biographical, bibliographical and critical content about literary figures from all time periods.   Requires a TPL Library Card  
Literature Resource Center   Literature Resource Center  gives biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for authors from all ages and literary disciplines.   Requires a TPL Library Card  
Novelist   Novelist is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists readers in finding new books to read.  Also provides discussion guides useful to book discussion groups.   Requires a TPL Library Card  
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Good Reads
http://www.goodreads.com/
See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your books into virtual bookshelves. Join a book club and more.
Library of Southern Literature
http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/
A wide range of full-text literary works of the American South published before 1924, including novels, pamphlets, slave narratives, and oral histories.
Next Reads
http://www.nextreads.com/join.aspx?&SID=66a58916-19f1-4781-b5b5-d469723bda24
Are you looking for a few good books to read? Select your favorite reading categories and get great book suggestions delivered by email. Links directly to the Tacoma Public Library to show availability of recommended titles.
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
http://www.pnba.org/
A list of the regional bestsellers.
Poets & Writers Directory
http://www.pw.org/directory/featured
P&W's Directory of American Poets and Writers lists names, addresses, and publication credits for over 7,500 contemporary authors.
Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
A library of over 36,000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired in the U.S. A variety of devices are supported including Android,iOS, Kindle or PC. Over 100,000 free ebooks are available from Gutenberg and its affiliates and partners.
Shelfari
http://www.shelfari.com
Create a virtual shelf to show off your books. Connect with your friends. Discover new titles. Voice your opinions, and all for free.
Turning the Pages
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html
15 rare digitized books from the British Library, including an atlas from the 1570's and the original handwritten "Alice in Wonderland".
Universal Digital Library
http://www.ulib.org/index.html
Full text books from 1500 to the present in a variety of languages. Books still under copyright can be viewed only partially.
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Amazon.com: Book awards
http://www.amazon.com/Awards-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=542942
A list of all the major book awards and the winners present past.
Book Awards and Honored Creative Works
http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Main_Page
Contains a list of all the major book awards describing the books and ranking them in the awards category.
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Bestsellers - BookSpot.com
http://www.bookspot.com/bestsellers.htm
Links to bestseller lists including USA Today, NY Times, Publisher's weekly and many more.
Indie Bound
http://www.indiebound.org/indie-bestsellers
Reported weekly by independent booksellers across America, the Indie Bestseller Lists let you know what indie readers are buying right now.
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Book-Clubs-Resources.com
http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/
Provides a one-stop look at all things related to starting, running, or participating in a reading group. Find out about online book discussion clubs, and how to locate interesting books to read in your group.
Reader's Circle: Local Listings for Book Clubs, Author Events
http://www.readerscircle.org/index.html
An online directory of book clubs and reading groups in most major cities
ReadingGroupGuides.com
http://readinggroupguides.com/content/index.asp
Visit this online community for biographies, summaries, and links to hundreds of book discussion guides from many different publishers.
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The BookHive
http://www.bookhive.org/
Reviews of children's books by the Children's Librarians at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg (N.C.). The site is designed to help young readers and their parents/caregivers and teachers discover both new and classic books to read.
BookPage.com
http://www.bookpage.com/
America's Book Review featuring the best in new releases and author interviews.
Bookreporter.com
http://www.bookreporter.com/
A look a lots of contemporary fiction and nonfiction with reviews, a link to Amazon.com for buying, awards, and useful information for book groups.
The New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/
Esquire magazine describes the print version of the New York Review of Books as "the premiere literary-intellectual magazine in the English language." Gee, we just like their book reviews.
The New York Times Book Review
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html
Includes the complete New York Times Sunday Book Review, daily book-related news and reviews, bestseller lists and more.
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Mystery Writers of America
http://www.mysterywriters.org/
A list of present and past Edgar winners from the Mystery Writers of America.
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
http://www.seattlemystery.com/
Seattle's own mystery bookshop which has author signings does special orders and has an excellent inventory of new and used mysteries.
Stop, You're Killing Me!
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/
A resource for mystery, crime, thriller and spy books with lists of authors and indexes to award winners, plot locations, characters and other indexes and links.
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About Poetry
http://poetry.about.com/
Provides the latest information on the poetry scene.
Washington Poets Association
http://www.washingtonpoets.org/
The Washington Poets Association archives, awards, links, etc.
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All About Romance
http://www.likesbooks.com/home.html
A look at romance novels with lists of current and older novels plus reviews and information for writers.
RT Book Reviews
http://www.rtbookreviews.com/
The book review magazine for romance readers.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
http://www.nebulaawards.com/
The web site for the sponsors of the Nebula awards the awards for the best science fiction novels, stories and scripts.
The SF Site
http://www.sfsite.com/scribe/scribe01.htm
A directory of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers web sites.
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